A group of 1,500 illegal migrants are marching north through Mexico headed to a planned protest at the United States – Mexico border. Their written demands are that American citizens remove all border security and allow any migrant demanding it, free access to the United States without any controls what so ever. Essentially, they want the border removed.
A report on their journey said that the migrants are headed to the U.S. to “demand an end to the political corruption in their cities, and dignity and the right to asylum from Mexico and the United States.”
Pueblo sin Fronteras, the political outreach group who organized the march, released a press statement for the United States, Mexico, and their respective Central American governments.
“We demand of the Mexico and the United States: that they respect our rights as refugees and our right to dignified work to be able to support our families,” the statements reads.
The second demand is “that they open the borders to us because we are as much citizens as the people of the countries where we are and/or travel.”
The marchers and organizers have missed one crucial fact–it’s not true. Most countries around the world have control of their borders and control who is allowed to cross their borders. Even Canada, with a long and friendly relationship with the United States, demands documents of U.S. citizens wanting to visit.
A look at the Pueblo sin Fronteras group website shows that they have extensive experience leading caravans of migrants across different countries illegally.
President Trump has condemned the caravan and the help Mexico and Mexicans are giving to the group who are considered illegals even in Mexico. Most of the protesters are from Honduras and earlier breached Mexico’s own southern wall and border security it had established to prevent illegal immigration north.
But now, seeing a political opportunity, Mexican officials and citizens are actively helping the protestors along their 1,900-mile trek to the United States where they plan to demand asylum. Mexican towns are rolling out the red carpet along the way welcoming the protestors with with a party atmosphere–as long as the immigrants don’t stay in their towns.